Length 1.63 inches 41.3mm
Date listed 29th August 2023
Location Kem Kem beds, Morocco
Age Cretaceous 96-99 Million years
A very robust and chunky Carcharodontosaurid tooth with good enamel and interesting feeding wear, most likely from an anterior position (front of the mouth).
Possibly the largest predator in the kem kem beds, with its huge serrated teeth this carnivore was most certainly hunting other dinosaurs including Spinosaurus. Originally discovered in 1914 and described later in 1931 by Ernst Stromer, its name meaning jagged (carchar) teeth (odon) with modern estimates placing this dinosaur around 42 foot long and 7.8 metric tons, competing in size with the South American cousin Giganotosaurus.
This fossil has been consolidated with Paraloid B-72, which is a standard between personal collectors and museums, this is to preserve the fossil for generations to come and prevent pyrite disease, and also comes with a nice display box and identification label ready to be displayed